TYC Yacht Club

Youth Development

Youth and Sailing Development

In 2014 we revitalised the youth Sail training program in Dinghy’s with the help of the Youth development committee headed up by Rowan Bouwer  and assisted by 8-12 volunteer coaches in Coaching youngsters in boat handling, Learn to sail and Learn to race.

The program is broken up into three sections being. Novice, Intermediate and advanced.

(refer to poster)

Contact :- Rowan Bouwer
082 778 5828


To View the youth poster click here

TYC Youth Sailing Programme

Over the past 6 months we have had 6 sessions, and successfully grown the program and participation from 5 youngsters to over 35 active participants and have now grown the fleet to 17 Boats being; 7 Optimists, 3 Lasers, 4 Dabchicks & 3 Mirrors.

We can only accommodate a Maximum of 21 youngsters per weekend program, which are run at intervals of 5 Weeks (Refer to Schedule) (Click for Sailing Calendar / events)

Numbers are limited at this stage to 21 youth sailors, as we consistently have 8 coaches / assistant coaches available, with 3 sailors per coach; each coach has completed a SAS Level one Coaches Course.

The program is set up to include:

Lectures on sailing techniques, novice and intermediate, in the sail training room with DVD / YOUTUBE instruction,

Dry sailing instruction, boat terminology, parts about the boat and application of techniques learned in the class room. (tacking, balance, capsizing) “The 5 Essentials”

The sailing circle, wind direction, sailing angle, sailing on the water, (6 coaches will be on the water) 2 per rubber duck and Two on the Bridge Boat, Knots, Boat care and maintenance.

We split the group in two with Novice ( Oppies & Mirrors) with some fun Exercises and intermediate (Lasers and Dabchicks), and introduce the 14 essential Rules, racing rules and start procedures , sail trim and rigging, effective mark rounding and up wind speed.

A TYC Youth Regalia Pack inclusive of “Cap, T’Shirt, and Beenie” can be purchased at R175,00.

Safety and Skin Care:

Please ensure that your child has a hat, sun cream, (Life jackets are available), bootees, boat shoes sun glasses and a set of dry cloths.

Looking forward to seeing the youngsters at the next session.

Youth Sailing Accreditation Certificate 2017 Click here